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All County Letters, All County Information Notices, FAQs & Other Resources of Information

The following All County Letters (ACLs) and All County Information Notices (ACINs) provide information about the extension of foster care beyond age 18.

All County Letters
ACLs provide specific direction to California counties regarding court orders, changes in law, etc.

ACL 12-05 Implementation of Extended Foster Care Special Project Codes in the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS)
ACL 12-12 Re-Entry Into Extended Foster Care (EFC)
ACL 12-13 Relative and Nonrelative Extended Family Member Assessment/Approval
ACL 11-10 New Federal Policy Guidelines Relating to Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) Program and Redeterminations
ACL 11-15

New Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP) Program Requirements

ACL 11-21

Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) and
Transitional Housing Placement-Plus (THP-PLUS) and the
Impact of California Alliance of Child and Family Services

ACL 11-53

Letter of Intent (LOI) and County Plan to Request Participation in the
Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP), the
Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-PLUS), and/or the
Transitional Housing Program-Plus-Foster Care (THP-PLUS-FC)

ACL 11-61

Extended Foster Care (EFC)

ACL 11-69

Extension of Foster Care Beyond Age 18: Part One

ACL 11-77

Extension of Foster Care Beyond Age 18: Part Two (Placement)

ACL 11-78

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Welfare and Institutions (W&I)

ACL 11-85

Extension of Foster Care Beyond Age 18: Part Three (Probation)

ACL 11-86

Extension of Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (KIN-GAP) Program Benefits and Adoption Assistance Payments (AAP) to Age 21

All-County Information Notices
ACINs disseminate less critical information to counties and other agencies.

ACIN 1-40-11 Program Information Regarding AB 12 and the Extension of Foster Care to Age 20
ACIN 1-78-11

Training Activities for the Extension of Foster Care Program


After 18 Frequently Asked Questions: Eligibility, Placement and Services/Supports
AB 12 Frequently Asked Questions about THP-Plus & THP-Plus Foster Care

Other Resources of Information

Assembly Bill 12
AB 12 affects many areas in child welfare such as, Kin-GAP, AFDC-FC, THPP, AAP. More information on AB 12 and these programs is provided here.
Foster Youth Debates Emancipation (link removed)

Youth Radio (link removed)

Huffington Post

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Extended Foster Care Benefits
CA Fostering Connections The purpose of this website is to share information about the implementation of AB 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act.
AB 12 Benefit Flyer An Important New Law Gives Foster Youth the Option to Remain in Foster Care and Receive Services and Supports Until Age 20!
Other Connections The following organizations have additional information about Fostering Connections to Success.